HAWAIIAN GARDENS CITY COUNCIL IS DYING TO KNOW: HOW’S OUR SPANISH?By Los Cerritos Community Newspaper Group
It’s been 11 months since the Hawaiian Gardens City Council began speaking Spanish—or more accurately, translating its meetings for Spanish-speaking residents. Problem is, those residents haven’t said a thing about it, prompting some council members to wonder whether the service is worth the $590 per meeting—and $8,200 total, so far—that the city is spending.
Councilmember Reynaldo Rodriguez, who speaks Spanish, said Hawaiian Gardens residents who are benefiting from the translations ought to come to the council meetings to let their elected representatives know. Or send a post card, even.